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University of Michigan’s student-run Michigan Hybrid Racing team scored an extra sponsorship from SANLUIS Rassini. SANLUIS Rassini describes itself as a leading and preferred automotive supplier of suspension and brake components in North America and Brazil. As part of SANLUIS Rassini’s ongoing collaboration for automotive research and development, the company said it has made a […]

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F1’s KERS technology could soon be found under the hood or our every day vehicles, creating a different kind of hybrid. Volvo Car Group and engineering company Flybrid Automotive have been conducting tests of lightweight Flybrid flywheel KERS technology. The end goal is to boost performance while cutting fuel consumption and emissions. Both companies said […]

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Unplugged Performance thought of you if Tesla’s Model S design is too tame for your liking. Fancying itself as the aftermarket’s answer to Mercedes’ AMG and BMW’s M division for the Tesla Model S, Unplugged Performance now offers body kits for the American EV. Neighbors with Tesla’s Hawthorne Design Center, Unplugged said it offers hardcore […]

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Turbos are back in force with the switch to smaller engines in order to satisfy both fuel consumption and power requirements. Only, it is not the good old turbocharger that is showing up supplementing these smaller engines, but reinvented turbochargers benefiting from a few decades of technology advancements. Honeywell Turbo Technologies (HTT) explained it expects […]

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While announcing a vehicle electrification project, Chrysler announced today a partnership to study the use of lightweight alloys. Chrysler Group LLC said it has signed on to a three-year, $3.9 million project supported by the Canadian government to explore ways to leverage the weight-saving properties of aluminum and magnesium alloys for vehicle production. Chrysler Group […]

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Electric and hybrid vehicles’ lithium batteries could soon be monitored more efficiently. Electronics company ams introduced what it said is a vastly simplified and more robust method of implementing cell monitoring and balancing in lithium battery systems. The architecture developed by ams has been implemented in a new, highly integrated chip, the AS8506, to perform […]

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Many new vehicles now come wih automatic transmissions  known as CVT. This is even more true in hybrid vehicles where they are the dominant transmission choice. But what is a CVT? A continuously variable transmission (CVT) works without any fixed shifting point resulting in a smooth drive at constant traction and engine speed. “With its […]

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ClipperCreek has announced the availability of what it defines as the smallest cord and plug connected, 20 Amp, Level 2 EV charging station on the market. Based on the company’s LCS-25, this new product known as the LCS-25P features a plug in connection to make installation inexpensive and fast. ClipperCreek said the standard 25 foot […]

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During the Frankfurt show, the Volkswagen Group declared it has set its sights on global market leadership in electric mobility. “We are starting at exactly the right time. We are electrifying all vehicle classes, and therefore have everything we need to make the Volkswagen Group the top automaker in all respects, including electric mobility, by […]

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We learned form the Frankfurt show that both the BMW i3 and BMW i8 will come equipped with the latest Harman Kardon audio and NBT infotainment system. The BMW i3 will be equipped with 12 high-performance loudspeakers: five 26mm metal-matrix dome tweeters, five 100mm ALumaprene midrange speakers and two 6×9” woofers. The BMW i8, on […]

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